Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers (WCAF) was organized in February, 2007 in Grand Junction, to add a long-missing secular voice to the community dialogue in western Colorado. WCAF’s goals are to inform and educate the public in Western Colorado about atheism, to promote atheism through appropriate public and community activities, to actively preserve and promote the separation of religion and government and promote the acceptance of atheism as a valid belief system. WCAF also provides western Colorado atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and humanists with a way to connect with each other, share information, enjoy social activities, develop new friendships and enjoy freethinking conversation. We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit group, so all donations to WCAF are tax deductible. Come join us!
Next meeting is Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Laughing Dog Coffee house, 413 Monument Road. Come grab a cup of coffee, some organic, home-made eats and enjoy informative, secular discussion. Our special guest December 7 is Isabella Kasselstrand, Ph.D.
Dr. Kasselstrand is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Colorado Mesa University. In 2013, she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with a dissertation entitled “‘Tell the Minister Not to Talk About God:’ A Comparative Study of Secularization in Protestant Europe.” Her research focuses primarily on patterns and experiences of religious decline and remaining functions of churches in secularizing societies. At CMU, she teaches courses on Global Sociology, Social Inequality, Research Methods, Sociological Inquiry, Social Problems, and General Sociology.
Dr. Kasselstrand will talk informally about a chapter she is writing for a book that Phil Zuckerman is editing called “Beyond Religion” that is being published late 2015. This project is still in the earlier stages, and Dr. Kasselstrand is writing a chapter called “Lived Secularity: Atheism, Indifference, and the Social Significance of Religion.” It will be a very informal discussion, and Dr. Kasselstrand says she would love to hear everyone’s else’s thoughts on the topic.
Come join us for this exciting opportunity to chat with Dr. Kasselstrand!
See you there!